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Fundamentals of Forensic Science, Second Edition Hardcover – February 3, 2010

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ISBN-13: 978-0123749895 ISBN-10: 0123749891 Edition: 2nd

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"[A] complete look at the core disciplines, emphasizing biology, chemistry, and physical sciences that underpin forensic science. For example, a chapter on "Forensic Hair Examinations" begins by explaining how hair grows and its microanatomy, before moving on to discuss how to differentiate between human and non-human hair, how to estimate the ethnicity or ancestry of an individual from hair, and the process of comparing a known hair sample to a questioned hair. It is written and organized in a logical and practical manner that engages the reader to learn more."--Evidence Technology Magazine

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Dr. Max M. Houck is an internationally-recognized forensic expert who has worked federal and local laboratories, the private sector, and academia. His casework includes the Branch Davidian Investigation, the September 11 attacks on the Pentagon, the D.B. Cooper case, and the West Memphis Three case, among hundreds of others. He serves on a variety of committees, including for Interpol. Dr. Houck has published widely and is a founding Editor of the journal Forensic Science Policy and Management and has also co-authored numerous books. Dr. Houck is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry.

Jay Siegel, PhD is retired Director of the Forensic and Investigative Sciences Program and Chair of the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology at Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis. He was Director of the Forensic Science Program at Michigan State University for 25 years from 1980-2004 until his retirement as Professor Emeritus. Dr. Siegel is a Distinguished Member of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences and was named as Distinguished Alumni Scholar by his alma mater, George Washington University in 2011. He is co-editor of Forensic Science Policy and Management: An International Journal. He was a member of the National Academy of Sciences Forensic Science Committee from 2006-09.
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  • Hardcover: 680 pages
  • Publisher: Academic Press; 2 edition (February 3, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0123749891
  • ISBN-13: 978-0123749895
  • Product Dimensions: 1.2 x 7.8 x 9.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #209,257 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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